Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Today's AMS Denali Expedtion Action

NPS map of Denali's West Buttress route and camps

The 5/28 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Larry Holmgren and Chris Welch moved to 17,200' High camp today! They got up well are doing well. They built walls and had a nice hot noodle dinner. They will rest and will see what tomorrow brings.

Climbers on the Ridge between 16,200' and 17,200'

The 5/27 Denali, West Buttress, "Team Lucy" Expedition led by Wes Bunch had a rest day at 14,200' today and weather permitting, are planning to move to high camp tomorrow, they are excited. 

The 6/4 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Jeremiah Phelps are doing well at 14,200' today as well. They took a rest day today, as they had snow falling. Tomorrow they plan to go to 13,500' to retrieve their previously cached gear, food, and fuel.
AMS climbers at 14,200'
Enjoying a good night's rest at 11,000' camp are two AMS teams:  6/8 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Mark Postle and Michael Gardener and Military Training Expedition with Colby Coombs 

11,000' camp and route
Life Below Zero with AMS guide and Film Safety and Camera Operator, Rob Gowler is back in Talkeetna at the HQ after a good shoot in the Brooks Range.

The 6/11 Denali, West Buttress Expedition led by Mike Hamill and Simon Fretz-Albrecht are getting the full Talkeetna Hang experience. The weather is showing lots of movement so we are hopeful for tomorrow. 

AMS food room, lots to look at in here!

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